Reading and Leeds Festivals 2016

Reading Festival 2014

Taking place at Richfield Avenue in Reading and Bramham Park in Leeds between 26 and 28 August, the 2016 line-up includes Red Hot Chili Peppers, Foals, Disclosure, The 1975, Imagine Dragons, Courteeners, Two Door Cinema Club, Twenty One Pilots, Eagles Of Death Metal, Crystal Castles, Rat Boy and more…

Starting in life in the early 1960s as the National Jazz Festival, the event moved to Reading in 1971 and became synonymous with rock. By 1999, it had gained a sister festival in Leeds.

Since then, the festival has seen acts like Blur, Smashing Pumpkins, Radiohead, Metalica, The Cure, The White Stripes, Foo Fighters and many more headline.

Nirvana famously played in 1992 where, following reports questioning his mental health, Kurt Cobain was pushed on stage in a wheelchair and performed in a hospital gown.

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